Roots, Lost History, and Power

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the loss of roots and the loss of pieces of one’s history. What impact does this have on a soul? How does it affect our ability to understand, embrace, and love ourselves? How does it affect our ability to dream? To strive? To achieve?

Earlier this year, I watched the Hulu series, Mrs. America, about the women fighting to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and the women who blocked this amendment from getting the votes it needed. The series depicted the conflicts within the women’s movement around race, sexual orientation, who was centered in…

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Tara Lingeman

Seeker, Lover of Stories, Writer, and Teacher. Author of a memoir about searching and finding and a novel, Salamandra. Find both @ https://linktr.ee/taraling.